Texas State Highway 173

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State Highway 173 marker

State Highway 173
173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 97.34 mi[1] (156.65 km)
Existed: by 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: SH 16 near Jourdanton
  I-35 in Devine
US 90 near Hondo
North end: Texas 16.svg SH 16 in Kerrville
Location
Counties: Atascosa, Frio, Medina, Bandera, Kerr
Highway system
SH 172 SH 174
SH 240 SH 241 SH 242

State Highway 173 or SH 173 is a state highway that runs for 97.7 mi. (157.2 km) from Jourdanton to Kerrville in south Texas, traversing through the Texas Hill Country. [2]

History[edit]

The highway was originally designated by 1933 from Hondo southeast to Jourdanton. By 1939, the designated route was extended south from Jourdanton through Freer, absorbing State Highway 241, with an expected terminus at Hebbronville. By 1942, the section from Freer to Hebbronville had been cancelled. In 1965, the section south of Jourdanton was transferred to SH 16. In 1990, the route was extended northward to Kerrville, replacing RM 689.

Route description[edit]

SH 173 begins at SH 16 just north of Jourdanton. SH 173 runs northwest toward Devine where it intersects I-35 in the south part of town. Leaving Devine, 173 turns running in a sharper northwest direction. Just east of Hondo, the highway interchanges with US 90. The highway turns to run in a more north-south direction, twisting and turning many times through canyons. SH 173 enters Bandera and intersects SH 16 for a second time. The two highways share a short overlap before splitting. Here, signs are posted advising trucks and through traffic to use SH 173 as a route to Kerrville instead of SH 16, as SH 173 is a shorter and faster route, while SH 16 traverses a hill with many sharp curves. SH 173 intersects SH 16 for a third time in Kerrville, where the highway ends.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Atascosa Jourdanton 0.0 0.0 SH 16 – Poteet, Jourdanton Southern terminus of SH 173
  6.0 9.7 FM 2146 north – Poteet South end of FM 2146 overlap
  6.3 10.1 FM 2146 south – Charlotte North end of FM 2146 overlap
  9.75 15.69 FM 1333 – Charlotte
  15.15 24.38 FM 2504 north – Somerset Southern terminus of FM 2504
Frio Bigfoot 21.5 34.6 FM 472 south – Bigfoot
Medina Devine 24.9 40.1 I-35 – Moore, Natalia
25.6 41.2 FM 3176 south (Wilson Avenue)
25.8 41.5 SH 132 (Teel Drive) – Moore, Natalia
26.5 42.6 FM 2200 north (Jay Drive) – Yancey Eastern terminus of FM 2200
  30.6 49.2 FM 1343 north – Castroville Southern terminus of FM 1343
Hondo 45.7 73.5 US 90 – Hondo, Castroville Interchange
45.73 73.60 18th Street Interchange
  46.9 75.5 FM 2676 east – Rio Medina Western terminus of FM 2676
Bandera   72.75 117.08 RM 1077 west – Hill Country SNA
Bandera 73.2 117.8 SH 16 south (Cypress Street) – San Antonio South end of SH 16 overlap
73.7 118.6 SH 16 north (Main Street) – Medina North end of SH 16 overlap
74.2 119.4 FM 3240 west Eastern terminus of FM 3240
  83.8 134.9 RM 2828 west – Medina
Kerr Camp Verde 86.5 139.2 RM 480 north – Center Point Southern terminus of RM 480
  91.85 147.82 FM 2771 west (Lower Turtle Creek Road) Eastern terminus of FM 2771
Kerrville 95.65 153.93 Loop 534 north (Veterans Highway) to I-10 Southern Terminus of Loop 534
97.7 157.2 SH 16 (Medina Highway, South Sidney Baker Street) – Medina, Kerrville Northern terminus of SH 173
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Department of Transportation, [1]
  2. ^ http://www.mapquest.com/
  3. ^ http://www.mapquest.com/
  4. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/